The Swan Collection

Updated: Nov 30, 2019

A collection inspired by the high society women of Fifth Avenue that flocked to Truman Capote during the 1960s commonly referred to as his Swan's.

The Black & White Ball Inspo Necklace is a reflection of grander times during an era of glamour and high-end fashion, like Capote’s "Black and White Ball" held in the ballroom of New York's Plaza Hotel. This statement necklace of ice-cut quartz, German crystal and up cycled bling is versatile. It can be worn multiple ways simply by rotating the piece in any direction around your neck.

The Swan Collection Necklace is embellished with crystal chandelier droplets from Paris, France and variations of crystal and lucite. This statement necklace is very impactful yet heavy due to the weight of the lucite and crystal stones. I wanted to keep this piece all to myself as it‘s sentimental value is priceless. It will always carry a magical part of my first trip to Paris. So with sincere regrets I bring its inclusion for it is the heart of this one-of-a-kind collection.

The Babe Paley Inspo Necklace, the Queen of the Swans was created to reflect her poise and essence of elegance, sophistication and timelessness. This statement necklace dazzles in the sunlight giving off hues of iridescent nudes and blush colored tones. The single pop of ice-cut quartz signifies a presence of the Queen of the Swan’s in The Babe Paley Inspo Bracelet.

La Guiness Inspo Necklace is a glamorously bold statement necklace layered in red phantom crystal quartz gemstones and silver. Inspired by Gloria Guiness, a Mexican socialite and one of the most elegant women of all time.

The Slim Inspo Bracelet is of course, dripping in red phantom quartz and lightweight crystal accents. It's inspired by New York socialite and fashion icon Slim Keith.

The red phantom quartz is clearly the stone highlight of this collection because of it’s “supposed” meaning. It’s “supposedly“ used to help in the release of regrets. I couldn't help but wonder if the literary legend, Truman Capote had some deep seeded regrets. Perhaps, one involving the betrayal of his beloved Swans by writing about their personal matters. He exposed their secret truths. Truths that were spoken in confidence and not meant to be published in Esquire Magazine. The publishing of "La Côte Basque, 1965" marked the end of his career and the Swans flew away without their beloved Truman.

Blessings & Baubles,

Nicole Chamberlain